School in China is tough. Students spend long hours at school. In the little time they have left homework and private tutoring classes keep them busy.
Two weeks ago, the 5th Meeting of the Heads of Government of Central and Eastern European Countries and China took place. Dacian Cioloș, Romania’s Prime Minister, announced the setting up of the Center for Dialogue and Cooperation on Energy Projects in Bucharest, emphasizing the importance of stronger ties with China. Last year in September, Romania’s […]
I remember when I first got to China and I was trying to surf the internet. As strange as it sounds, I had the feeling I was using a different internet. The connection was slow, I couldn’t access the websites that I was using on a regular basis back at home, all sort of windows […]
To many people’s surprise, Trump won the elections. Who would have thought? Well, surprises like this happened a lot lately. During the campaign, China was one of the main targets for Trump’s attacks. He accused China of being a currency manipulator, stealing jobs from the American people, stealing intellectual propriety or American trade secrets. He […]
As a Romanian living in China, it rarely happens that I find here something from my home country. If you’re Italian, it’s easy, you just walk 1000 meters in any direction and you will find an Italian restaurant. If you are an American, enter any shopping mall and you will hear Katy Perry signing. But […]
China’s Soft Power In his book China Goes Global: The Partial Power, author David Shambaugh states that China has bad performances when it comes to projecting soft power. His description is most likely accurate, but I think a lot will change in the near future as the massive scholarship programs operated by China will start to […]